The first few paragraphs might be boring but if you get thru those there is fun at the end.
I've been rather lucky to have an 18 year old vehicle (2003 Chrysler Towne & Country van) which has been very good to me over the years ~ until recently. Last September I heard a strange noise in the van and asked a male neighbor what it sounded like. He also previously owned the same year and model van and said it sounded like the water pump was going bad. Sure enough the auto repair shop confirmed it. Had a new serpentine belt, drained and put in new antifreeze $386.78
In March I needed an oil change and mentioned a leak. I had a gasket leak and the engine was completely covered in an oily mess. Replacing the manifold gasket set, valve cover gasket, dye to follow a future leak, fluids and labor ended up costing $924.39.
Last week when it got really hot I turned on the van's A/C... well, you guessed it, no A/C. So today's cost for repair of the "high side fitting", evac of old Freon, new charged system plus A/C leak detection dye cost plus labor was $267.63.
I asked them to look over the entire maintenance schedule and tell me what needed to be done to extend the life of my transportation. Upon inspection the spark plugs and wires appeared to be original parts so to take care of that will be $262.79. But a new transmission fluid and filter was recommend also to the tune of $198.75. That is far less than a new transmission would cost so both of those will be done the end of this month. Frankly it has been years since putting the van in the shop other than an occasional new battery and new tires. And it sure beats the cost of a new car.
Yesterday I finally printed out 6 rug labels which included some rugs hooked in 2020. Yup, I'm way behind on that front. Here is one I have attached so far but have more to stitch on.
What are you plans for those face masks we were wearing ~ or maybe you're still wearing them. I'm not wearing them in the stores or anywhere. I've been vaccinated and love the feeling of normalcy. On a whim one day I purchased a pair of knit masks at Walmart; I made some but also purchased some better ones with a vent. Today I had a funny idea on how to use those old masks. So here comes a selfie, sans face. What about a bikini top 😂😂😂 ? Sorry but haven't an idea on what to do for the bottom yet.
Happy Friday, happy hooking.